The Hunger Games trilogy is SOOO good and I really recommend them to anyone who is a fan of fantasy-thriller science-fiction type novels. I really loved them and I hope you do too.
Silverfin is an action-packed book about a young James Bond. The book starts off at a very posh school called Eton. At Eton, James meets a boy named George Hellebore who is manipulated by his father Lord Hellebore. Later in the book, there’s a cross country, in which George cheats. However James was able to beat Hellebore in the race.
In the next part, he (James) gets a ride to Scotland on a train. On the train, James runs in to George, a fight commences. James barely makes it out alive. It leaves your heart pumping, and you don’t want to put down the book. On the train, James meets a friend. Kelly. When they arrive at their destination, James goes to his uncle’s house. There he learns to fish and drive.
Later, he and Kelly go on a hike and meet a man called Meatpacker. They find a castle with a moat full of deadly eels which Lord Hellebore has drugged to make them killing machines. The eels later kill Meatpacker leaving nothing human about him.
While Kelly and James are camping next to the castle, they climb a tree to try and get into the castle but Kelly hadn’t ever done that so James climbs to the lowest window. He sneaks around for a bit only later to be caught by Algar Hellebore, half-man half-eel. He wakes up on a table in a kitchen surrounded by the evil Dr Friend and Lord Hellebore. They have tested the drug on pigs and it didn't work out that well. James manages to get free of the straps and gets locked in a room with no way out, and a moat of eels under the floor...
That's as far as I’ve got but I can't wait to read more. I’m sure the ending is amazing too.
I think it’s a great book, full of action, scares, and a great story. It’s a book I’d recommend to any James Bond fan. There’s also more books in the series.
Review by Stan Osborne-Goldsmith
This book is about a boy called Murph who goes to a secret school and all of the children have superpowers. Along the way, Murph makes four friends who help him defeat an evil lord, who is half wasp - half man, from taking over the school. I recommend this awesome book because it is exciting,fun and once you start reading it, you can't stop! The main character is very brave and proves that you don't need superpowers to be a hero.
Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo